Harry Potter Moment of the Week
Harry Potter Moment of the week is a weekly meme hosted over at Uncorked Thoughts. The idea is to share one favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote, object from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself! Upcoming topics and how to join here.
Least Favorite Book
Now before I even begin to answer, I feel like I ought to clarify: I adore ALL the books in the Harry Potter Series. Like anyone else I have favorites, but I would NOT discard even the smallest bit of of any one of these books. To me, all of them are absolute perfection. That being said, I have a compulsive need to sort things, make lists, and pick favorites so I've always known which of the books in the series are my most favorite, and, in this case, which is my least favorite book:
Chamber of Secrets
Chamber of Secrets starts off on a high note, with Harry being whisked away to The Burrow. (♥) This is where we meet up with Dobby for the first time and we have the uber-cool mystery of who -or what is Petrifying the students. Ginny finally joins Hogwarts as a student herself, we learn of her adorable crush on Harry and then she gets saved by the boy himself! Sounds awesome right? Well it is. Except...
Except, I've always felt so bad that Harry turns into public enemy number one for the first time, at such a young age. It pains me to see how others lose faith in him so quickly but at the same time how can you blame them. He speaks Parseltongue in front of everyone and keeps freaking showing up whenever the snake strikes. It isn't the last time Harry becomes an outcast, but to me this time always seems worst. And seeing that this is the second book in the series, I find that the trio hasn't matured much from how they were in the first book. They're still kids after all but at the same time, knowing how epic the series gets as it goes, I always find myself looking forward to getting into the darker, grittier stuff.